Air Emissions

Georgia Emissions Reporting

Emissions Statement (due June 15)

An Emissions Statement is required if the actual emissions of NOx and VOCs at your facility exceed 25 tons per year, and your facility is located in any of the following counties: Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding, or Walton.

The Emissions Statement deadline is June 15 and facilities can submit them online using our Georgia Environmental Connections Online (GECO) system.  Emissions Statements are required by the Georgia Rules for Air Quality Control 391-3-1-.02(6)(a)4. usually for facilities that have a Part 70 Title V Operating Permit.

Emissions Inventory / Facility Inventory (due June 30)

Facilities whose potential emissions equal or exceed the annual thresholds shown in the table below for any of the indicated pollutants are required to submit a Facility and Emission Inventory by June 30 each year.

Calendar Year 2020 Potential Emission Thresholds for all facilities in Georgia

Pollutant

Triennial Year PTE Thresholds
(tons per year)

SOx

≥ 100

VOC

≥ 100

NOx

≥ 100

CO

≥ 1000

Pb

≥ 0.5 (actual)

Primary PM10

≥ 100

Primary PM2.5

≥ 100

NH3

≥ 100

 

Federal regulation (40 CFR 51 - Air Emissions Reporting Requirements) requires us to develop an Emission Inventory which contains all emissions data for Georgia by pollutant and source type.  The Facility and Emission Inventories help us develop the Emission Inventory we use to design state plans to curb pollution.  Learn more about the new way we are collecting FI and EI data through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Combined Emissions Reporting System (CAERS).

EI resources are as follows:

Additionally, the US EPA collects information about hazardous pollutants released in the environment in a national database called the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). These pollutants can be entered in CAERS on a process level basis and will automatically be summed up in TRI once the EI is certified.

Questions

If you have questions or need assistance with your GECO registration, please Jing Wang in the Emissions and Control Strategies Unit.